Not so long ago, people lived in a harmonious way to prove the existence of humanity is through unity. The sick got taken care of, the wounded wouldn’t have to be rushed to the hospital first to get patched up, the elderly would be taken care of with great affection, charitable events would be done at large for the less fortunate and in times of disasters or tragedies people gathered up to help.
What happened to all that?
Today’s world is full of self-centred individuals. More and more elderly people are being abandoned by their families, the margin between the rich and poor is growing larger, the sick are no longer visited, the desperation for attention is becoming like a disease and the lust and desire for money is like the epicentre of a great outbreak.
Social media is like the new gateway to connections, which it is, but very ironical for someone to have hundreds of online friends but barely knows his/her next door neighbour. There’s this slogan today, “Say hi to your neighbour, the keys to your house at times get lost.”
The appetite for followers. Yes that urge which is like a parasite sucking away the reality and might leave you anaemic to what is happening around you. If your house catches fire, your 2M Instagram followers won’t come to help you put it off. All they’ll do is double tap to like, it’s all you ever wanted after all, isn’t it?
Stop with the cameras already. If you see someone in a tragedy, rush to help. Your camera is not a CT scan for diagnosis. A little help may be the chance to help that person recover.
Where has your act of mercy gone to? Did you see the blind person, elderly or child trying to cross the road? If you did, did you help them get across to the other side or did you wait for someone else to do it so that you can share pictures portraying there heroism? He/she is not a hero but human, I don’t know what to say about you.
For the sick, how many have you cared for or visited? It’s not a must you carry something with you, your presence is enough for them just to know someone still cares for them. Don’t leave them in isolation, it’s not like they are doomed for death, they still have a life to live as long as they are breathing. Make them see how worth it is. It may be the only hope to not giving up in life and gain a quick recovery.
Some of us have worked hard and gained the riches of the world. But as they were so busy with themselves, day by day were their parents were also getting older and they forgot about them. As a day passes by, we’re growing older and not younger. If you forget all the sacrifices your parents made to get you where you are today by absconding your duty to the elderly, your time is not too far to come. We say, just yesterday I was a child, I can’t believe how fast I’ve grown! Well, tomorrow is not eons away. Love your parents and give them more affection that you can recall them giving you.
Wealth is good, it portrays as the reward to your hard earned work, not unless you obtained it in the wrong way. But being selfish is also wrong. Show some act of charity with a kind heart. After all, when you die, what you’re so selfish with, you’ll leave other people spending it.
Remember what goes around, comes back around unless you change your actions sooner.